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Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Tuning Tips & Techniques : Manage & Optimize for World-Class Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Success

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Master Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Performance Tuning and Optimization Deliver on the promise of lower TCO and achieve operational excellence by implementing a comprehensive enterprise application management process.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. About the Author
    1. About the Technical Editors
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents 
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. Intended Audience
    2. Why Listen to Me?
  9. Chapter 1: Technical and Functional Summary
    1. Oracle E-Business Suite Functional Summary
    2. Functional Core Components
      1. Business Structures
      2. Seed Data
    3. Oracle E-Business Suite Technical Summary
      1. Oracle Forms
      2. HTML-Based User Interface
      3. User Interface Personalization
      4. Business Intelligence
      5. Reports
      6. Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator
    4. The Middle Tier
      1. Applications Technology
      2. Basic Process Flows
      3. Concurrent Processing
      4. Oracle Workflow
    5. The Oracle E-Business Suite Database
    6. The Applications Filesystem
    7. Oracle E-Business Suite Security
    8. Integration Technologies
    9. The Management Infrastructure
    10. Technical Evolution
    11. Summary
  10. Chapter 2: Successful Enterprise Application Management
    1. Objectives: A Definition of Success and Failure
      1. Success
      2. Failure
    2. Participants and Roles
      1. The Systems Administrator (sysadmin)
      2. Database Administrator (DBA)
      3. Network Administrator
      4. Security Administrator
      5. The Help Desk
      6. Business Analysts
      7. Super Users
      8. Cloud Manager Role
    3. The Enterprise Application Model: Five Core Principles
      1. Reliability
      2. Availability
      3. Performance
      4. Optimization
      5. Governance
      6. Flexible Principles
    4. Summary
  11. Chapter 3: Oracle E-Business Suite Management Lifecycle
    1. Example Lifecycle Models
      1. Software Development Lifecycles
      2. Application Lifecycle Model (ALM)
      3. Application Performance Management (APM)
      4. Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
      5. IT Service Management (ITSM)
      6. Applying Generic Lifecycles
    2. A Fusion Lifecycle Model
    3. Summary
  12. Chapter 4: The Oracle E-Business Suite Management Toolbox
    1. Why a Toolbox?
    2. Toolbox Structure
    3. Toolbox Scope
    4. Alternative Views
    5. Summary
  13. Chapter 5: A Reliability Management Toolbox
    1. What Is Application Reliability?
    2. Causes of Poor Reliability
      1. Measuring Reliability
      2. Managing Reliability
      3. Reliability Tools
      4. Business Process Layer
      5. Applications Technology Layer
      6. Platform Layer
    3. Summary
  14. Chapter 6: An Availability Management Toolbox
    1. What Is Availability?
    2. Causes of Availability Issues
    3. Measuring Availability
    4. Managing Availability
    5. Availability Tools
    6. Business Process Layer
      1. Oracle Applications Manager: Business Flows
      2. Workflow Monitoring
      3. Business Intelligence
      4. Enterprise Manager
    7. Applications Technology Layer
      1. Multiple Instance Availability
      2. Reducing Scheduled Downtime
      3. Scripts and Oracle Applications Manager
    8. Platform Layer
      1. High-Availability Architecture
      2. Oracle System Alerts
      3. Enterprise Manager’s Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in
    9. Summary
  15. Chapter 7: A Performance Management Toolbox
    1. What Is Performance?
    2. Cause of Performance Issues
    3. Measuring Performance
    4. Managing Performance
    5. Performance Tools
    6. Business Process Layer
      1. Key Performance Indicators
      2. Product-Specific Recommendations
      3. Logs and Traces
      4. End User Experience
    7. Applications Technology Layer
      1. Oracle Applications Manager (OAM)
      2. Business Intelligence and Reports
      3. Workflow
      4. Oracle E-Business Suite Search
      5. Application Data
      6. Concurrent Processing
    8. Platform Layer
      1. The Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-in for Oracle E-Business Suite
      2. User Interface and Client Systems
      3. Oracle Forms Server
      4. OA Framework and Java
      5. Database Performance Management
      6. Network Management
      7. Integration Performance
      8. Load Testing
    9. Summary
  16. Chapter 8: An Optimization Management Toolbox
    1. What Is Optimization?
    2. Causes of Poor Optimization
    3. Measuring Optimization
    4. Managing Optimization
    5. Optimization Tools
    6. Business Process Layer
      1. Uptake New Features
      2. Optimize for New Usage
      3. Personalize for Productivity
      4. Functional Tasks
      5. Functional Configuration and Change Management
      6. Proactive Support
    7. Applications Technology Layer
      1. Business Intelligence
      2. Extending Features
      3. Applications Data Health
      4. WebCenter
      5. Caching Framework
      6. Integration
      7. Oracle Workflow
      8. Concurrent Processing
      9. Alerts and Notifications
      10. Setup and Implementation
    8. Platform Technology Layer
      1. Technical Architecture
      2. Simplify Maintenance
      3. Health Checks and Technical Compliance
      4. Hardware and Networking
      5. Watching the Watchman
    9. Summary
  17. Chapter 9: A Governance Management Toolbox
    1. What Is Application Governance?
    2. Causes of Failed Governance
    3. Measuring Governance
    4. Managing Governance
    5. Governance Tools
    6. Business Process Layer
      1. Oracle Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance (eGRC)
      2. Managing Customization and Personalization
      3. Functional Features
      4. Configuration Management
      5. Change Management
      6. Data Governance
      7. Oracle Diagnostic Framework
    7. Applications Technology Layer
      1. Technical Customization Governance
      2. User Management
      3. Security Concepts
    8. Platform Technology Layer
      1. Authentication Through Identity Management
      2. Technical Security Best Practices
      3. Database Governance Options
      4. Auditing
      5. Networking
      6. Integration
      7. Enterprise Manager Compliance Standards
    9. Summary
  18. Chapter 10: Getting and Staying Healthy
    1. Application Health Viewpoints
      1. The Principals
      2. The Layers
      3. The Priorities
    2. Monitoring
    3. Understanding Health Resources
      1. The Past Is the Key to the Future
      2. Capacity Planning and Forecasting
      3. Resource Profiles
      4. Service Usage Profiles
      5. Elastic Capacity
      6. Good Health Saves Money
      7. Healthy Processes and Procedures
    4. Be a Superhero, Not a Target
    5. Quality Information In and Out
    6. Effective Housekeeping
      1. Cycle 1
      2. Cycle 2
      3. Watch for the Unexpected
      4. Making It Fun
    7. Help Desks and Support
      1. Help Desk Tools and Capabilities
      2. Approach
      3. Problem Identification
      4. Technical Skills
      5. Support Resources
    8. Final Tips for Healthy Application Management
      1. Project Management
      2. Reusable Templates and Automation
      3. Dedicated Training
    9. An Oracle E-Business Suite Checklist
    10. Summary
  19. Chapter 11: Being Future-Ready
    1. Usability Drives Productivity
    2. Adopting New Technologies
    3. Oracle E-Business Suite Evolution
    4. The Fusion Applications Roadmap
    5. Fusion Applications Coexistence
      1. Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER)
    6. How to Build Your Strategy
      1. Take Stock
      2. Get Up to Date
      3. Understand the Fusion Technology
      4. Consolidate
      5. Understand the Fusion Functionality
      6. Share and Learn
    7. Fusion Applications Manageability
      1. Enterprise Manager
      2. Common Platforms
      3. Problem Management
    8. Summary
  20. Appendix: Further Reading
    1. Common Applications Components
    2. Customer Relationship Management
    3. Financials Product Family
    4. Human Resource Management System
    5. Supply Chain Management
  21. Index